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The Cruelest Month For Markets Since 2008

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Financial markets went back into crisis mode in April. Bonds, relatively safe-haven investments, were the only global asset class to enjoy positive...

Light-Speed Trading: What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Serious people are seriously contemplate giving Wall Street traders particle accelerators expressly for the purpose of high-speed trading.

Why You Shouldn't 'Sell In May'

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 06.30.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — It's simple to understand, and has a nice ring to it. It's made some investors look like geniuses recently. Say it enough and you mig...

Wall Street Wastes $280 Billion A Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Wall Street seems to have learned a neat trick: how to make more money while producing less. Between 1980 and 2010, the U.S. financial industry nea...

The Market Robots Strike Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Where is John Connor when you need him? We might need some help handling some robots. At about 10 a.m. on the East Coast, just after the Federal Re...

Regulators Might Clamp Down On High-Risk, High-Speed Trading

D.M. Levine | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Regulators are taking a hard look at the Wall Street practice known as flash-trading. According to the Wall Street Journal, the chairman of The Securi...

European Downgrade Contagion

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

The energy sector has been agitating for change for years as it seeks to rebuild and grow. Its challenge in 2012 may be to navigate that change as it stems from an unexpected source.

Isn't That Already Illegal? Congressional Insider Trading

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The fact that a little-known loophole permits members of Congress and their staffs to buy and sell stocks using insider information they might obtain through their official work rightly strikes most citizens as outrageous.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Regulators May Catch Up With High-Frequency Trading

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

Powerful computers scan dozens of markets and order millions of stock prices every second. These computers, situated in banks, hedge funds and trading...

Regulators May Water Down Tough Regulation On Banks

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

One of the toughest responses to the financial crisis is in danger of being weakened. The Volcker rule, named after former Federal Reserve Chairma...

Rogue Trader Loses Swiss Bank $2 Billion

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Swiss bank UBS said a rogue trader had lost it $2 billion in unauthorized dealing, and police in London arrested a man in connection with the case...

Using the Tools of High-Frequency Traders to Immunize Your Investments

Irene Aldridge | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Many high-profile long-term investors have publicly expressed their frustration with the tactics of some high frequency traders (HFTs). While much of...

Ex-NASDAQ Official Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former NASDAQ manager pleaded guilty Thursday to stock fraud after admitting that he made more than $600,000 on insider trad...

The Victims of Insider Trading

Jeff Madrick | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Nothing surprises me more than when I read that trading on insider information is a victimless crime. In the wake of the conviction of hedge-fund giant Raj Rajaratnam, the claim has come up time and again. In fact, it is entirely untrue.

WATCH: Exxon CEO Blames Wall Street For High Gas Prices

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson said Thursday that heavy Wall Street trading has driven up the price of oil well beyond the l...

Yes We Can! (Fix Our Trade Mess)

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

It's an utter mistake to think America is this big helpless giant with respect to its trade problems. The solutions are out there if we would but avail ourselves of them.

Goldman Sachs Accused Of Trading Abuses By Dem Senator

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as the housing market was tanking in 2007, Goldman Sachs tried to shove out investors who were betting against it, to secure the best price for i...

Here's the Real Lesson Small Investors Should Learn From the Massive Insider-Trading Investigation -- But Won't

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

The REAL lesson most investors should take away from the largest institutional insider-trading investigation in history is that competition in the global financial markets is so intense that it's basically idiotic to trade.

Don't Expect Much From This Lame Duck

Lawrence G. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence G. McDonald

It's right out there in front of us like an Iceberg on the horizon. I'm seeing more and more hedge funds and asset management firms focused on Washin...

Two Sides of The Ethics Coin

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Isaacs

Contrary to popular assumption, the term "business ethics" should not be considered an oxymoron. However, there are two stories from the news this wee...

Bank Of America Plans To Resume Some Foreclosures

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The pace of U.S. home foreclosures may not slow much after all. Bank of America said Monday that it plans to resume seizing more t...

Administration Launches China Trade Investigation

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday it will delay a scheduled report on whether China is manipulating its currency to gain tr...

Jim Cramer's Shame Meter Is Broken

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Cramer outlines a recommended trading strategy, but doesn't tell investors how to implement this strategy. The movement of stock prices is random, often driven by tomorrow's news, which no one knows.

How to Invest in Exchange-Traded Funds

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Portfolio diversification is often simplified as spreading one's nest eggs among several baskets. Should a stock in one basket drop (and crack), eggs in another basket will stay whole.

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.